Convention: Day 1, Build A Bear & Awards Night

I guess I shouldn’t begin every Convention post with saying that the day was a whirlwind, but if it’s true, I can say that, right? 🙂 This was definitely another whirlwind day, beginning with a fabulous General Session.

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Jill Kocherhans, one of the Stampin’ Up! staff members, shared several projects with the new Build-A-Bear line (debuting September 1st in the Holiday Mini Catalog!). As demonstrators we get to preorder items from the Mini Catalogs (one more reason to use that $85 kit special and join my LovenStampfuls group 😉 My Build-A-Bear Big Shot dies are waiting for me at home, and I can’t wait to try out some of Jill’s ideas!

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Then this evening was the Annual Awards Night, and I was very excited and honored to be recognized as the #20 Demonstrator of the Year, out of all the 40,000+ demonstrators in the US. This is a picture of my mom and me (she’s a LovenStampfuls demonstrator, too!) and I loved having her there with me for the awards.

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Here’s the rest of our LovenStampfuls Group at Convention–don’t they look snazzy? These gals (and the rest of our group who couldn’t be here for Convention) inspire me every day.

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And our entertainment for the evening was the very talented a capella group, Tonic Sol Fa. They performed after the Awards Night last year, and we were thrilled to have them return.

More tomorrow… although I’m guessing Day 2 will be a whirlwind, also! I have Make N Take sessions tomorrow afternoon, so I look forward to sharing a fun projects or two.

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